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David Lubar Books In Order

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Publication Order of Accidental Monsters / Monsterrific Tale Books

The Vanishing Vampire (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwilling Witch (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wavering Werewolf (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gloomy Ghost (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bully Bug (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hidden Talents Books

Publication Order of Weenies Books

In the Land of the Lawn Weenies (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion of the Road Weenies (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Campfire Weenies (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack of the Vampire Weenies (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beware the Ninja Weenies (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Check Out the Library Weenies (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie Books

Publication Order of Looniverse Books

Stranger Things (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meltdown Madness (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinosaur Disaster (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stage Fright (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hyde and Shriek Books

Hyde and Shriek (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Monster Itch Books

Publication Order of Teeny Weenies Books

Freestyle Frenzy: And Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Intergalactic Petting Zoo: And Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Cried Wool: And Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Favorite President: And Other Stories (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fishing for Pets: And Other Stories (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Octopus: And Other Stories (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Emperor of the Universe Books

Emperor of the Universe (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clone Catastrophe (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Monster Road (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunk (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizards of the Game (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flip (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Days (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Punished! (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Numbed! (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sophomores and Other Oxymorons (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Character, Driven (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Kidzilla & Other Tales (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Psychozone (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Seemed Funny at the Time (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulling up Stakes and Other Piercing Stories (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero Tolerance Meets the Alien Death Ray and OtherInappropriate Stories (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extremities (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature! (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Joseph Bruchac Short Story Collections

Turkey Brother, and Other Tales (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stone Giants and Flying Heads (By: Joseph Bruchac,John Kahionhes Fadden) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes and Heroines, Monsters and Magic (By: Joseph Bruchac,Daniel Burgevin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wind Eagle and Other Abenaki Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac,John Kahionhes Fadden) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faithful Hunter (By: Joseph Bruchac,John Kahionhes Fadden,John Moody) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Sun (By: Joseph Bruchac,Gary Carpenter) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoop Snakes, Hide Behinds, and Side-Hill Winders (By: Joseph Bruchac,Tom Trujillo) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Native American Stories (By: N. Scott Momaday,Joseph Bruchac,Michael J. Caduto,John Hakionhes Fadden) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Native American Animal Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turtle Meat And Other Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Native American Sweat Lodge: History and Legends (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Married the Moon (By: Joseph Bruchac,Gayle Ross) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog People (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Native Plant Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac,Michael J. Caduto) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Circle of Thanks (By: Joseph Bruchac,Murv Jacob) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Ancestors (By: Joseph Bruchac,S.S. Burrus,Jeffrey Chapman,Murv Jacobs,Duke Sine) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roots of Survival (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the Chenoo Howls (By: Joseph Bruchac,William Sauts Bock,James Bruchac) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pushing up the Sky (By: Teresa Flavin,Joseph Bruchac) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Native American Games and Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac,James Bruchac,Kayeri Akweks) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Stories Remember (By: Joseph Bruchac) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foot of the Mountain: and Other Stories (By: Joseph Bruchac) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sports Shorts (With: Joseph Bruchac,Marilyn Singer) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Lost & Found: Award-Winning Authors Sharing Real-Life Experiences Through Fiction(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Cramp My Style(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Man for Himself(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Told(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams and Visions(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lay-ups and Long Shots(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Family Is Driving Me Crazy(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Funny Business(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

David Lubar is an electronic game programmer that writes books for children and teens. Lubar counts his time designing games for Nintendo as the highlight of his life.


David Lubar was born in 1954 in Morristown, NJ. Lubar has great memories of his hometown because the streets were safe and everything was within walking distance. As an avid reader, Lubar was fortunate to have a school librarian for a mother.

He got to spend many an hour of the day in the library. Lubar was a talkative child and it often got him into trouble. But you won’t find him complaining because all those times he was kicked out of class for talking too much gave him the opportunity get immersed in his school’s collection of books.

And it when the author was done with the school library, he moved on to the town, and then the county library. There was no shortage of access to books for David Lubar as a child.

Lubar attended Rutgers College. He left with a degree in Philosophy. Unlike most authors who meander through various careers before finally returning to their first love, David Lubar went into writing immediately.

He was determined to make a career out of the activity. And it did not take him long to regret the decision. Everything Lubar wrote got rejected. And when he finally made a sale, the money wasn’t enough for him to survive on.

It was a miserable few years for the author. Though, that doesn’t include 1977 when he married his wife. Everything changed in 1980. Once he realized that he couldn’t write for a living, the author went into creative computing.

First, David Lubar worked as an editor for a Creative Computing Magazine. Then he went to California where a company asked him to design and program video games for them. The work was highly fulfilling.

It brought Lubar into contact with many notable pioneers in the arena of video games. As a child, designing and programming video games was the last career Lubar thought he would ever pursue.

But that is exactly what he spent the next several years of his life doing. He got to work on titles like Home Alone (Gameboy) and Fantastic Voyage (Atari 2600). Because Lubar still nurtured a healthy reading habit, the desire to write never left him.

In 1994, he finally decided to give the publishing field another go. With his skills better refined, he wrote stories in his spare time and actually succeeded in selling them. By 1995, the author had moved on to writing actual books of which he sold six in the span of a year.

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for Lubar because the company for which he programmed and designed video games went out of business. That did not mark the end of the author’s presence in the video game landscape.

He was invited to participate in the designing and programming of Frogger 2 (GameBoy) in 1998 and 1999. So he stopped writing. But it wasn’t long before he was back at it.

As much fun as designing video games was for David Lubar, it was the writing of fiction that gave him satisfaction. He had a knack for creating strange and scary but largely humorous stories. He carved out a living for a few years selling his wacky stories to magazines before realizing that his creative future lay in the Young Adult genre.

David Lubar understands young minds and he writes books that unique appeal to them. And that is what he has done since leaving his video game designing and programming days behind.

Lubar is always telling aspiring authors to write because that is the only way their skills will grow. The author says he has a multitude of manuscripts stored in his closet and on his hard drives that will never see the light of day but which have helped him refine his craft.

Lubar gets most of his writing done in an office at his house. He does the actual writing on his computer. But he prefers to print out a copy of the draft so that he can do the editing by hand.

While it only takes the author a month to get his first draft ready, he takes considerably longer in the revision process. Seeing as Lubar loves to write for children and teens, it comes as no surprise that his favorite books include ‘A Bridge to Terabithia’, ‘Ender’s Game’, and ‘Matilda’.

Lubar counts authors like Roald Dahl, Katherine Paterson, and Robert Parker among his favorites, not to mention Stephen King and C.S. Lewis. Interestingly enough, as a child, Lubar remembers being heavily influenced by the Dick Van Dyke Show.

He wanted to be a comedy writer. He also toyed with the idea of doing stand-up comedy. That particular dream never panned out. Though, Lubar gets plenty of opportunities to show off his comedic chops whenever he is invited to give talks.

Whether he is a naturally talented comedic writer or he nurtured his comedic abilities during the early years of his life, David Lubar’s work has been praised for its comedic aspects.

+Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie

Scott’s mother is pregnant. She couldn’t have chosen a worse time to make the announcement. Scott is just starting high school and he already knows that life will never be the same.

If the bullies were not bad enough, suddenly all the girls he’s known for years have become beautiful and unattainable.

Scott is already overwhelmed. He wishes high school had a manual to guide him. But there isn’t one. Fortunately for all the kids that will follow Scott into high school, he has decided to write his own high school manual.

But first, he must figure out high school and find out where he belongs. If he is lucky, he just might pique the interest of the freshman goddess.

+Hidden Talents

Martin Anderson and his friends are losers. They do not want to be losers. And they do not think they fit that description in the first place. But people have been calling them losers for so long that they have begun to believe it.

Things change when Martin and his friends realize that they each have a special hidden talent.

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